Since hiring its first officer in 1979, through support from the Williamson County Commissioners Court, the Williamson County Juvenile Board, and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; Juvenile Services has grown into a premier organization - providing progressive, innovative programming while collaborating with other organizations that share similar service philosophies.
Juvenile Services' Vision Statement
Making a difference in our community: creating opportunities for positive change through hope, empowerment, prevention, and accountability.
Juvenile Services' Values Statement
Encouraging growth in each other and families we serve by identifying, acknowledging, and building positive character qualities.
TBRI® Ambassador Organization
Williamson County Juvenile Services is proud to be a TBRI® Ambassador Organization. TBRI®, or Trust-based Relational Intervention, is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of children and families who have experienced adversity, early harm, toxic stress, or trauma. TBRI® Ambassador Organizations partner with TCU's Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) in our mission of bringing hope and healing to vulnerable children worldwide. These organizations have a relationship rooted in mutual trust and connection with the KPICD, and actively cultivate a TBRI® culture within their organization, from top leadership to the clients they serve. TBRI® Ambassador organizations have been thoroughly vetted throughout their TBRI® implementation process and are committed to partnering with KPICD through influencing systems of care and practice.
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Grievances & Complaints Against the Department
Williamson County Juvenile Services (WCJS) shall provide public information for the procedures involved in submitting a complaint or grievance. Juvenile Services shall post signage, provided by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), in the public spaces of offices and facilities that lists the contact information for persons responsible for receiving, and reviewing complaints and grievances in each department. In addition, WCJS shall post the grievance procedure on a website to which the public has access. WCJS is committed to solving complaints and grievances at the lowest possible level in order to serve our clients better. WCJS asks that those persons with a compliant or grievance provide the opportunity to resolve grievances informally before resorting to a formal written grievance. Parties with grievances involving alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment are not required to use the informal grievance process.
If you have tried to resolve any grievance informally, and are not satisfied with the result of those efforts, please select the link below and you will be directed to a grievance form which can be filled out online and then printed, or downloaded and filled in by hand. Please complete the form, print it, and turn it into any staff member for processing. You should receive a reply within 10 calendar days.
Juvenile Services Child Nutrition
Williamson County Juvenile Services is dedicated to the education of the youth in our communities. Knowing that good nutrition and learning go hand-in-hand, we proudly participate in the National School Lunch Program. Our participation in this program ensures the highest quality nutrition for the school-age youth that participate in our programs. We provide both lunch and breakfast meals to those in need.